Child Pageants

Child Pageants

what do you think?

Let me start by saying that I am a huge tomboy. I always have been. I enjoyed climbing trees, catching new pets, and hunting whitetail deer with a bow when I was a child. I have never worn makeup or gotten my eyebrows done. It is just not my cup of tea. Unfortunately, my daughter doesn’t share the same love for nature that I do. She enjoys dressing up, getting her hair done, and strutting her stuff. Recently, she saw a child pageant on TV and has been begging me to let her do one ever since. Mind you, she is only three years old.

What do you think? Should I just accept the fact that she is the complete opposite of me and let her do it? I would never let her do one of the so called, “full glitz” pageants. In those, the little kids wear full makeup, fake teeth, and fake hair. I did, however, find a local pageant that says it caters to novice children and is all natural. Would you let your child do it? I am afraid that she will either love it and want to do more, or hate it and freeze up on stage. After all, while she doesn’t share my love for all things dirty, she does share my shyness. Mine is actually more than shyness, it is full blown social phobia. I have suffered with it for years.

After re-reading that, I am afraid that my phobia is going to hold my child back in life. I don’t drive, out of fear, so she already misses out on many things that mothers who do drive can provide. Most days are spent in the apartment, painting or doing other crafts. I suppose that I should allow her to do this. I am not going to let my fears keep my little girls from doing the things she wants to. Now to find the money to buy those outrageously priced pageant outfits…..